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Florida education news: School management, uniforms, prone restraint and more



NAL_JANSSEN101010_143881c.jpgWHO'S IN CHARGE? Pinellas superintendent Julie Janssen has said she's all about decentralized management, but the Pinellas Education Foundation questions her dedication to the method. 

HILLSBOROUGH SCHOOL BOARD: Outspoken incumbent April Griffin faces a challenge from more soft-spoken Sally A. Harris in the race for at-large District 6.

WHAT NOT TO WEAR: School uniforms would have a positive effect on Pinellas schools, columnist Bill Maxwell writes.

PINNED DOWN: Florida has yet to ban prone restraint to control students with disabilities despite known dangers, the Palm Beach Post reports. With sidebar.

WORKING FOR A SHARE: Broward school leaders craft their Race to the Top plans, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

ELECTED VS. APPOINTED: Martin County activists debate the pros and cons of moving to an appointed school superintendent, the Stuart News reports.

CLASS SIZE SCRAMBLE: Orange schools put the finishing touches on complying with the 2002 class size amendment classroom by classroom, with frustration abound, the Orlando Sentinel reports. • The debate over whether to relax the class size rules gets hot as the date for voters to decide nears, the Fort Myers News-Press reports.

THE 'UNSEEN VICTIMS': Manatee schools work with a steady but big population of homeless students, the Bradenton Herald reports.

'CLASSIC BULLYING': Two Volusia students face charges over their bullying of a classmate, and their teacher faces an investigation over whether he was properly supervising the class, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.

[Last modified: Monday, October 11, 2010 6:14am]


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